There’s no getting around the critical role your hands and wrists play in your everyday life, so when you’re limited by pain or loss of use, surgery can often provide you with the best solution. At Orthocenter, the team of orthopedic surgeons has extensive experience helping their patients in Red Bank, Morganville, and Marlboro Township, New Jersey, regain use of their hands and wrists through specialized surgeries. To learn more, call or request an appointment online using the booking tool.
Your hands are incredibly small and complex, and you’re never fully aware of just how important they are until something limits your use of them.
Your hand contains 38 bones: 10 metacarpal bones and 28 phalanges in your fingers. These bones are surrounded by an intricate network of flexor tendons, muscles, and ligaments that provides support and enables movement.
Because your hands are amazingly busy, a number of conditions can crop up that may impede your ability to use them properly, including:
This list is just a sample of the myriad conditions that can affect the use of your hand, and may require surgery.
As the foundation for your hands, your wrist joints are imperative for overall function. At its core, your wrist is made up of:
One of the most important roles your wrist plays is providing passage for the nerves and tendons that control your hands, most of which pass through your carpal tunnel on the underside of your wrist.
When any of the following conditions affect the function of your hand or wrist, surgery may be the best solution:
Again, this list is simply representative of the many problems that can affect your wrist.
The team of orthopedic surgeons at Orthocenter are well versed in the latest techniques for relieving hand and wrist issues using arthroscopic techniques to:
Using only tiny incisions, your surgeon threads a specialized camera and instruments into your hand or wrist in performing the above procedures. Because this technique is minimally invasive, they often perform hand and wrist surgeries on an outpatient basis.
To explore your options in hand and wrist surgery, please call Orthocenter or fill out the online form to request an appointment.